Interview with Megan L. Bradford, Author of Murder in Louisiana

22 May 2024

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Murder in Louisiana?

Actual cases of human trafficking and organ harvesting. It remains one of the worst problems we face to this day.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Murder in Louisiana, what would they be?

Lillian-“Life for Rent” by Dido.

Clint- “I Am…I Said” by Neil Diamond.

Amahle- “Private Dancer” by Tina Turner.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I love to read thrillers, but I also like to throw some romance novels in there every once in a while.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Gray After Dark by Noelle W. Ihli and The Teacher by Freida McFadden.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I do my best writing at night when everyone else is asleep. Maybe not so much a quirk as a necessity as I have insomnia.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Well, I’ve read once Stephen King saying his books are the literary equivalent of a Big Mac. I find that inspiring because not every story needs to be a social commentary or a work of literary genius. If it entertains someone and sweeps them away to another place, intrigues them and they are able to live themselves into the story, then it’s done its job and then there’s honor in what you do.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

I’d say the dynamic between Clint and Lillian. Despite how flawed their friendship is and the many challenges it faces, in the end, Lillian is there for Clint through the worst time. I hope in the future they will meet again. Maybe not as lovers but certainly as friends.


Megan L. Bradford is the author of the new book Murder in Louisiana

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